/Sam Faeder

About Sam Faeder

Sam is the Director of Mindful-Sports. He’s coached children ages 3-18, run youth sports programs, and managed summer camps in New York City for fifteen years. Sam grew up in Manhattan, playing baseball for Stuyvesant High School. He played college baseball for Swarthmore, and professionally in Europe and Australia. Sam holds an MA in Psychology and is completing his Ph.D., researching how mindfulness practice affects stress perception in preadolescent children playing competitive sports.


As we all do our best to settle into these [...]

By |2020-03-29T23:43:31+00:00March 29th, 2020|Empathy, General, Mindfulness|0 Comments

What It’s All About

Working with a new winter sports after-school class last week, [...]

By |2020-01-12T01:20:12+00:00January 12th, 2020|Empathy, Mindfulness + Sports|2 Comments

Dealing With Anger

I watched the two six-year-old boys interact with each other [...]

By |2020-03-31T14:51:10+00:00December 20th, 2019|Empathy, Mindfulness|0 Comments

Athlete Identity And Social Roles

Adolescent athletes are not adult athletes. When working with young [...]

By |2019-11-04T17:23:56+00:00November 4th, 2019|Mindfulness, Mindfulness + Sports|0 Comments

Tryouts (Evaluations)

With the increased popularity of travel sports, young athletes are [...]

By |2019-10-01T00:46:52+00:00September 30th, 2019|General, Mindfulness + Sports|0 Comments

Sharing Emotion

I'm coaching a 10U baseball tournament in Maryland. My team [...]

By |2019-10-01T00:47:41+00:00August 27th, 2019|Empathy, Mindfulness + Sports|0 Comments

Summer Sports Camp

At sports camps, game play is always a critical time [...]

By |2019-08-27T16:07:11+00:00August 23rd, 2019|General|0 Comments


In a recent Yankees game against the Padres, the broadcast [...]

By |2019-08-23T19:08:23+00:00May 28th, 2019|General|1 Comment

Spotlight Losses

When I played and coached in Europe for four years [...]

By |2019-08-27T16:13:40+00:00April 16th, 2019|Mindfulness, Mindfulness + Sports|0 Comments

How To Talk About Winning

Spring sports season is here! As we get ready to [...]

By |2019-03-26T15:10:01+00:00March 17th, 2019|General, Mindfulness, Mindfulness + Sports|0 Comments